Local News

Hair and Beauty sector's value to the Welsh economy

The Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire, Russell George, has welcomed new research which reveals that hair and beauty salons contribute up to £283 million a year to the Welsh economy and employ 11,000 people.


Restoring "Right to Buy" will support home ownership

Following welcome actions from the UK Government in this year's Autumn Budget to support house building, raise housing supply and make homes more affordable, the Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire has backed Welsh Conservative calls for the Welsh Government to support home ownership and restore

Supporting Small Business Saturday with the #10poundpledge

Small Business Saturday is now fast approaching and a local Assembly Member is encouraging as many people as possible to take the #10poundpledge – a promise to spend £10 with a local business on 2nd December.


A bright future for Staylittle Outdoor Centre  

Local politicians have said that that a north Powys outdoor centre should have a bright future.


Montgomeryshire AM Russell George and County Councillor Phyl Davies have said the Staylittle Outdoor Centre, near Llanidloes should have a bright future ahead.


Lack of Broadband and Mobile Connectivity debated at Assembly

An influential National Assembly Committee, chaired by Montgomeryshire Assembly Member, Russell George, has this week (Wednesday November 22nd) debated the Welsh Government's response to its recommendations into Digital Infrastructure in Wales.


Budget Boost for Mid Wales Growth Deal

The Chancellor’s Budget commitment to kick start discussions on a growth deal for Mid Wales has been welcomed by Mid Wales AM, Russell George.


Additional support for children's social services in Powys welcomed

Confirmation that the Welsh Government is considering a package of support to assist Powys County Council in implementing improvements to the way in which children’s services are delivered, has been welcomed by local Assembly Member, Russell George.


No to traffic lights on Caersws Bridge say politicians

Two local politicians have said that permanent traffic lights on Caersws would be unworkable. 
The Welsh Government is currently investigating options to address pedestrian safety concerns at the existing A470 bridge in Caersws.